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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Joan and Ian made us so welcome and couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. We were welcomed with tea and Joan's special fruit cake served on the balcony overlooking the marshes. Joan furnished us with information on the local area and then spent over an hour getting us a reservation for dinner because it was Sunday and... More 

Thank Seelsie
Fish Hoek, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

- very friendly and pleasant owners - very good breakfast of high standard - spacy and very well furnished rooms - tranquil environment, excellent location - very reasonable rates for such establishment which deserves at least 4-star grading

1 Thank vmedinsk
Hillcrest, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

What a wonderful relaxing stay. No pressure, able to walk in any direction around Leisure Isle from this wonderful guest house. Room was immaculate, and I love my veranda! Very spacious bathroom and nice set up for meals, breakfast included in very reasonable rate, and facilities for doing your own cooking if wanted. Lovely owners, Joan and Ian make you... More 

Thank 151Gloria
Congleton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Seldom have we felt more welcome. Joan and Ian are wonderful hosts and genuinely interested in making your stay memorable. The breakfasts are amazing with fresh bread and homemade jams, marmalade and Knysna honey. The island is idyllic and the house impressive with large airy rooms, Sitting on the balcony at night, listening to the frogs, birds etc., glass of... More 

Thank Gordon R
Brackenfell, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2016

What a wonderful experience staying with Ian and Joan at Turning Tides. They really made us feel welcome and added the personal touch on everything. Joan gave us a run down on what's to see, where to eat and just general knowledge on Knysna. With this information we where able to plan our visit to get the most out of... More 

1 Thank 114ricardo
Level Contributor
54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We recently made a second visit to Turning Tides B & B on Leisure Isle in Knysna, we had a wonderful stay there, being only for 1 night it was too short. John and Joan Huskissons are the perfect hosts, from the tea and homemade fruitcake on our arrival to the wonderful breakfasts and the friendliness of our hosts, it... More 

Thank ItalyfanDurban
Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I can only echo the reviews already listed. Joan and Ian are wonderful hosts that complement an exceptional property in and outstanding area. Thank you for a comfortable and interesting stay. We enjoyed your company and are grateful to you for taking the time to explain the local area to us. Also the breakfasts are wonderful and really set us... More 

Thank Kenselbow
Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. It was great to meet you both and fingers crossed that we will continue our conversation on your next visit to Knysna! Ian and Joan More 

Chipping Campden
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68 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

You cannot fault the hospitality of the wonderful Huskissons. We loved our comfortable rooms and shared balcony, super breakfasts, having a small kitchen and fridge to use and the relaxed atmosphere. It was a delightful experience. I love Leisure Isle and Knysna and am busy saving for my next trip.

Thank Petal1912
Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Like you we also feel that Leisure Isle is a very special place. Thank you for your review, we enjoyed having you stay with us and do hope you will be back. Ian More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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113 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We stayed for one night only and regretted it as we wished we could have stayed longer. Wonderful hosts made us feel very welcome. Stunning location. Comfortable, spacious accommodation. Great breakfast. I will definitely be back again.

Thank Maxi_SA
Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Dear Maxi, Thank you for your valued review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we do hope you will keep your promise of coming again. We would love that. Ian More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We have just spent three weeks travelling in South Africa and wish we had booked a much longer stay at Turning Tides. Everything about it is perfect, large beautifully furnished rooms with lovely balconies, excellent breakfasts and very attentive hosts. There is so much to do in the area that we barely scratched the surface, so our next trip will... More 

Thank Morgan44Scotland

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated on the waters edge of beautiful Leisure Isle in the Knysna lagoon. Safe walks on the level, Safe swimming beaches in close proximity. Ideal centre from which to explore the Garden Route. Restaurants in walking distance.Very secure.Bird watchers paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turning Tides B&B

Address: 19 Woodbourne Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 4,568 - ₹ 4,977 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Turning Tides B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room faced on to marshland so was very private with lovely outlook.”
 of 5 bubbles 151Gloria, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best ask for the first room on you left as you go up the stairs, best view of them all!”
 of 5 bubbles 114ricardo, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great, all have views of the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles ItalyfanDurban, 20 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Choose the rooms that have a balcony overlooking the salt flats and lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Petal1912, 30 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The two rooms at the front have a large balcony overlooking the lagoon wetlands, but we stayed in the third room with a little Juliet balcony and access to the larger balcony off the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Morgan44Scotland, 8 Mar 2014 | Read review
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